"In return, we would like to offer you five eBooks by Dr. Jack Hyles.* These books are a total value of $41."

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Jim's picture

  1. If you are a Christian Womanhood Magazine subscriber and choose not to apply for a monetary refund, you are stating that you are accepting these electronic materials as a refund for the remainder of your subscription and donating the remaining amount of your subscription back to the First Baptist Church of Hammond.
  2. If you are a Christian Womanhood Magazine subscriber and apply for a monetary refund, we will look at your specific amount, calculate the remaining portion available to you, and contact you to issue you your refund.

Advice .... Option # 2

Chip Van Emmerik's picture

Currently, 39 percent of Americans say they get their news from an online source,

If Romney got lambasted for supposedly ignoring 47% of the population, what's going to happen to Newsweek for dumping 61%? I have used these magazines in my classes at school, and the electronic format won't work. This is one subscriber who will be lost by this bold, progressive move.

Why is it that my voice always seems to be loudest when I am saying the dumbest things?

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Chip Van Emmerik wrote:

If Romney got lambasted for supposedly ignoring 47% of the population, what's going to happen to Newsweek for dumping 61%? I have used these magazines in my classes at school, and the electronic format won't work. This is one subscriber who will be lost by this bold, progressive move.

There's no doubt they will lose some subscribers, but I hope this is just the first in a groundswell of movement toward all digital.  Having a magazine as serious as Newsweek do it is a good step.  In addition, the more that move toward that format, the better the format will get.  Eventually, the only thing you won't be able to do with the electronic version is cut out articles and pictures, but I seriously doubt at that point anyone will want to.

I stopped taking paper magazines several years ago.  The only ones I get are "member" publications that come as part of a membership, and I wish they would go to all digital as well.  I have gotten rid of all my paper copies from older than two years, since the older magazines are available in digital format on DVD, but I think it's stupid to get the paper version and then just throw it away in a couple years (libraries don't want them any more).  I love National Geographic, but I've stopped my subscription of that as well, and resigned myself to getting the issues a year late, since that's when they are available in permanent digital format.

I'm not against paying for news and journalism, but I no longer want to support an outdated delivery method that essentially just adds to landfills anyway.  A different article on the Newsweek change had a quote that noted a spokesman saying that cutting down trees, printing and delivering to customers was their single biggest expense.  And in my judgment, at least, it's one they no longer need.

I know there are a few advantages to print works, but those advantages will eventually grow less and less, and digital works will continue to get better and better.  It can't come soon enough for me.

Dave Barnhart

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Jim wrote:

  1. If you are a Christian Womanhood Magazine subscriber and choose not to apply for a monetary refund, you are stating that you are accepting these electronic materials as a refund for the remainder of your subscription and donating the remaining amount of your subscription back to the First Baptist Church of Hammond.
  2. If you are a Christian Womanhood Magazine subscriber and apply for a monetary refund, we will look at your specific amount, calculate the remaining portion available to you, and contact you to issue you your refund.

Advice .... Option # 2

JIm - You don't think that this is a good source of family values, marriage principles and parenting advice. I'm shocked, shocked! Biggrin

MS
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Luke 17:10

Rick Franklin's picture

I have to assume that the value quoted for the five eboooks is far more than most readers would be willing to pay.  And I just learned that trying to quote a screen capture doesn't work.

Rick Franklin Gresham, Oregon Romans 8:38-39